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What the conflict in Ukraine means for food security

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Millions of people are being impacted by the conflict in Ukraine - these impacts are also being felt by people thousands of kilometres away. For some countries already facing food insecurity, the interruption to the food supply chain will be devastating.

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How the Red Cross helps to protect and build communities after a disaster

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In 2019, Hurricane Dorian destroyed the homes of some 70,000 people in the Bahamas. Learn how a Red Cross humanitarian worker helped those in some of the most vulnerable situations rebuild using an innovative and empowering approach.

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How to stay safe in strong storms

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Some of us recently experienced a derecho, even before we may have known what one was.
What is a derecho and how can you protect yourself and loved ones from future storms, including tornadoes and power outages.

A tree snapped in half due to strong winds in recent derecho in Ontario

Mental health matters: How to emotionally prepare yourself for an emergency or disaster

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As Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Mental Health Week and Emergency Preparedness Week coincide, we focus on the importance of prioritizing mental health and wellbeing during times of crisis.

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Partnerships and preparedness: Philippine Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross over the years

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The Philippine and Canadian Red Cross have a strong relationship that began in 2013 when responding to typhoon Haiyan. Nearly 10 years later, the partnership has been strengthened resulting in positive impacts on both sides. Learn more about how this partnership came to be and the key to developing enduring international relationships.

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Ukraine conflict: Red Cross provides much-needed support to people leaving the country

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Canadian Kathy Mueller is currently working with the International Federation of Red Cross Societies as communications coordinator for the Ukraine humanitarian crisis; here, she shares her experiences.

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The Red Cross is responding to meet the growing humanitarian needs in Ukraine and neighbouring countries

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Millions of people are stranded in dire conditions across Ukraine, struggling to access food, water, electricity, medication, childcare supplies, and other basic necessities. Those who are fleeing - sometimes in pajamas - take whatever they can carry. Their needs, too, are immense.

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How Canadians can help in a humanitarian crisis: Ukraine and surrounding countries

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The conflict in Ukraine is having widespread and devastating humanitarian impacts. Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, the Red Cross can offer humanitarian assistance to people in Ukraine and surrounding countries.
Here are five of the most effective ways you can offer help right now.

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